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KDKA’s Julie Grant leaving station for ‘dream job’ at revived Court TV

Dillon Carr
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Julie Grant, a reporter, legal editor and anchor at KDKA-TV, will leave the station for the relaunch of Court TV in May.

Grant, 37, wrote on her Facebook on Wednesday that “only a dream job like this” could make her leave and that she would be moving to Atlanta in the coming weeks.

“THANK YOU! Friends, my heart is full from your kindess and support. I promise to return all of your messages. It is bittersweet to be leaving Pittsburgh and KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh. Only a dream job like this could pull me away. I will be wrapping up my work in the coming weeks and relocating to Atlanta. Good news – you won’t have to miss me because you can see me on COURT TV, starting May 1st! Thank you, in advance, for supporting me in this new endeavor!” she wrote.

When reached by phone Thursday, a KDKA spokeswoman said the station did not have a statement.

AdWeek said in December that Katz Networks will re-launch Court TV in 2019. The launch includes the brand’s trademark, website and 100,000 hours of content it acquired from Turner Broadcasting.

Grant will join Seema Iyer and Vinnie Politan at the Court TV anchor desk, according to TVNewser. Chanley Painter has been named the show’s legal correspondent and crime and justice journalists Ted Rowlands and Julia Jenae were hired as field producers and reporters.

Grant was an anchor at the Fox affiliate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, before joining KDKA. She served from 2009 to 2013 as an assistant district attorney for Allegheny County and has taught at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law.

She hold degrees from Temple and a law degree from the University of Akron School of Law.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter @dillonswriting.